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Khichari is a simple gruel of a lentil and rice which can be made by cooking rice , lentils along with Indian spices. The delectable khichari is appealing in looks and tastes delicious with curd or vegetables.
- Place moong beans and rice in a strainer & rinse well.
- Heat ghee in a nonstick pan.add cashews and fry until golden. remove and set aside.
- In same oil fry cumin, chilli & ginger until light brown.add tumeric and asfoetida. add cauliflower & stir until well mixed with spices.
- Add 5 cups of water and bring to boil, reduce heat to low, cover & simmer until rice is tender & liquid is absorbed.
- Mixture should be moist and creamy. if too dry add the remaining 1 cup water. when done, fold in salt, butter, peas tomatoes and cashews.
- Garnish with coriander leaves (finely chopped). accompany with lemon wedges to sqeeze over mixture and with yoghurt. serve hot.
This recipe was contributed by Rani beti on 05 Nov 2003
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